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tonight. >>> a 10-year-old girl missing for days is found dead in colorado. >> the fbi is getting involved because this case may be connected to the case of another missing 11-year-old. >> police worked through the night. >> this afternoon ad about i did was discovered two law enforcement. it is the body of jessica ridgeway. authorities are still awaiting a positive i.d. which they said could take a wheel. >> from the helicopter you have footage of the body which would show the body is not intact. >> reporter: on sunday police were able to find her backpack and a water bottle. the discovery comes after police said they were confident the parents aren't a suspect. >> you don't want to experience it. >> reporter: her father lives out of state and is in custody battle with the mother. >> we want to inform the community this is as important that they utilize that tip line. >> reporter: the fbi is investigating whether there was a possible connection between reg wie's case and -- ridgeway's case and another one. the wyoming -- while there isn't a definitive connection, police are searching for
. everything from low sodium food to clothing and computer hard drives. >>> fbi says it is worse than ever, just ahead, what the agency is going to do about the growing number of people terrorizing pilots in the sky. good morning everyone, we had rain roll through the area last night. now, we are nice and dry on maryland's most powerful radar. that could be changing in to the afternoon and evening. we will do what we did yesterday today. temperatures are cold this morning, coming in at 38 degrees in glennwood and dew points 38. we are dealing with fog this morning, jefferson, more of the same with temperature around 38. winds on the light side and variable. this morning and this afternoon. ellicott with the temperature at 39 degrees. on this day, the temperatures this morning are in the 30s, it's a cold one. we are looking at patchy fog across the area. five miles of reduced visibility in york. a crash in arundel county, route 2, if if you are using 97, no delays up to 695. 95 also going to be in great shape heading to bwi airport. no problems, nice and clear as you head up towards the tun
alert in colorado. the fbi has joined the search for 10-year-old jessica ridgeway, last seen leaving for school yesterday morning. she never arrived. abc's clayton sandell is in colorado this morning and on this breaking story. clayton? >> reporter: good morning to you, dan. 50 police officers, including the fbi, are search right now, overnight using bloodhounds in temperatures near freezing. and still, no sign of young jessica ridgway. a desperate search under way for a 10-year-old last seen nearly 24 hours a ago. the last time anyone saw jessica was 8:30 friday morning. she left home to walk three blocks from her westminster, colorado, home to meet friends for a walk to school. a route she did every day. but she never got there. when jessica didn't show up for class, the school called her home. but jessica's mother, who works the overnight shift at a tech company, was asleep. she didn't get the message, which delayed her calling police for nearly eight hours. >> when we start with a delay as substantial as this, the distance she could have wandered even on her own, it just gets hug
200 bucks to the maryland comptroller. she says it's a twist on a scam the fbi warned about weeks ago. where web users end up on a compromised site that infects the computer and gives scammers the chance to lock them up and demand a ransom. >> it's fraudulent and fake and not something, don't send anyone money. that's not being authorized by the comptroller of maryland. >> reporter: scammers want you to think it is. the comptroller's office is putting the word out so you won't be the next victim. we know it's out there. >> reporter: joce sterman, abc2 news. the best way to head off the scam is to make sure that your computer is up to date with all your antivirus software. never click on links or attachments. if you computer locks up with the message, you will need tech help to completely clean out the computer. if you want to question the validity of the messages, you should call the office directly, they will help you out. >>> time for a check on the weather, obviously a big story, so much is going on. some kids are out for the day because it's columbus day. >> pressure is always on
to us. >> reporter: the comptroller's office said it's a twist the fbi warn about weeks ago where web users end up on a come promielsd site which give scammers the chance to lock them up. >> id fraudulent. it's fake. do not send anyone money because that's not being authorized by the comptroller of maryland. >> reporter: but scammers want you to think it is. using a state or federal agency gives their scheme credibility. that's why the comptroller office is putting the word out. >> we know that it's out there. >> reporter: the best way to keep your computer shave is to keep your antivirus software up to dat and never click on links you're not familiar with. >>> well, october is breast cancer awareness month and we are taking your calls. all you have to do is call 410-481-2222 to get all your questions answered. >> that's right. we have an oncologist standing by waiting to answer your questions. >>> a live look -- at camden yards. first pitch just two hours away. we'll have more on that. barnhill: you hear a lot of talk about question seven... so let me tell you what i know: if questio
police and fbi have been looking for the gunman who shot a boarder patrol agent. tonight it was likely one of his own who shot him. nicholaus ivy was on patrol when gunshots rang out. he and two other agents rang fire. they say most of the evidence points to friendly fire. >>> if you had a stair rids shot for -- steroids shot for back pain, you need to see a doctor. contaminated by a rare strain of of fungal , meningitis. usually only causes problem for people with immune problems. here it was injecd into the spine. up to the brain, causes inflammation. and here it actually caused a stroke. >> early symptoms can be headaches, fever, a stiff neck and take anywhere from a week to a month to develop. health officials are on high alert. see if it's from that tainted source. doctors say early treatment can make the difference here. >> american airlines thinks it may have solved little problem where the seats come loose on flight. the floor mounting tracks became worn overtime and repeated spills of soft drinks loosened up the bolts. canceled dozens of flights while they try to fix the seats
to get life in prison. fbi says the number of lacer pointers aimed at airplanes is reaching an epidemic level. could be 3700 laser attacks by the end of the year. laser pointers can cause pilots to become temporarily blind which creates a dangerous situation at takeoff and landing. >>> today is columbus day, a lot of things are closed including post offices, they are shutdown so they don't have to -- don't expect mail. that's one thing to keep in mind and banks are closed today. >>> vp candidates are preparing to go head to head on the heels of the first presidential debate. they are going to meet to debate on thursday. >>> people are buying fewer greeting cards and opting for sending their congratulations on line. the shift is a challenge for the nation's largest greeting card company, hallmark, which has announced it will close a kansas plant, 300 people will lose their jobs. >>> first commercial flight of the international space station lifted off from florida. 10 minutes in to flight the capsule separated and on its way to the station. the company space x is behind the launch shings
and disappeared a week ago after leaving her home to meet friends. the fbi is involved in the case. >>> and closing arguments are set for today in the trial of a woman who admitted to beating her toddler and gluing her hands to the wall. they want a 45-year prison sentence. >>> right now the endeavor is on a journey into the home at the california science center. it will make its way aleut a route where trees are removed and traffic lights had to be taken down to accommodate the massive shuttle. >>> it will cost you more to mail a letter n january a first class forever stamp will now cost 46 cents. there is something else new for next year. the globele stamp for 1.10. you can mail it anywhere in the world. >> the nobel prize is not going to a person this year, it is going to a group. the european union won the award for 60 years of to the advancement of peace and human rights t is in the midof it a crisis since it was founded facing failing economies and the number of countries. >>> a tall glass of clean fresh water is what is in store. that's the goal for baltimore city talking
in at wnnfans.com. >>> and the fbi is asking the public for help finding a suspect in the disappearance of jessica ridgeway. the colorado girl disappeared a weak ago on her way to school, a body believed to be hers has been found. experts say the suspect most likely a male, may have unexplaned absences from work or may have just changed his appearance, with a kind of car that he drives. >>> the number of deaths from that meningitis outbreak continues to rise. 14 people have now died. and about 170 others have gotten sec after receiving the tainted steroid shots. federal health officials have tracked 12,000 of the roughly 14,000 people who have received the shots. doctors are warning that patients will need to keep watch for symptoms of the deadly infection for a few more months. >>> frightening. >>> no secret that the u.s. postal service has been bleeding red ink for years. so, they really shouldn't be surprised at all that postal rates are going up again. starting, are you surprised really? >> stunned. >> i know you are not. starting january 27th, the price of a first-class stamp incre
entire life. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the fbi searched jessica's home, removing boxes headed for an evidence lab. sources tell "nightline" the family consented to the search. jessica's parents, never married, have been to court recently with custody issues. but police say those issues are unrelated to her disappearance. >> i just want to find my daughter. >> reporter: it was early friday morning that jessica was last seen by her mother, as she left for school. >> i watched her walk out the door. and she shut the door. and that's the last time i saw her. >> reporter: jessica never arrived to school friday morning. but the staff called her mother to report her absence. but she told police she was sleeping after working graveyard shift after a tech company and didn't hear the call. by the time she got the voicemail message, eight, critical hours had passed. >> the idea she could be eight hours in another direction, put the police way behind in figuring out where this child might be. >> reporter: by saturday, more than 800 volunteers turned out to help find jessica, scouring fiel
anything out of the ordinary, any evidence that we can find. >> at roadblocks police and fbi agents are stopping everyone, asking questions, searching cars. >> in the last couple of weeks have you heard anything suspicious? cops are saturating the streets, knocking on every door. >> a team of divers was asked to check a lake near jessica's house, but found nothing. >> we were hoping we would get anything, just a piece that would steer this investigation and guide us into a more focused way and we still -- it is a very broad investigation. we just don't have that piece yet. >> she left to meet friends for the walk to school, but the girl with the pink and purple glasses never arrived. her mother sarah who works nights and was asleep missed the call. she woke that afternoon to a nightmare. by the time she called police jessica had been missing 8 hours. >> investigators are reviewing recent calls for possible connections. they note that just two weeks ago, her school sent a letter warning about stngers. >> even though there was a custody battle between her mother and father who live in
on her way to school, speak out for the first time, as fbi agents swoop in on jessica ridgeway's home. dogs scouring the backyard for new clues. >>> developing now. a prostitution scandal rocking the tourist town of tenenbaum. a zuma fitness instructor is charged and a trove of videotapes. everyone there is bracing as police prepare to release her client list. >>> 50 cents, please. >> good grief. >> he's a good man, that charlie brown. so popular, he's headed back to the big screen with snoopy, lucy, linus and all his pals. why even's on their feet for "peanuts" right now. >>> and good morning, everyone. it may be raining outside. but that music puts you in such a great mood, doesn't it? >> brings me back. >> it sure does president gre. great to have you here. amy robach. robin is recovering from her transplant. >>> big rallies for both candidates in the battleground state of ohio. and this morning, polls continue to show a surge for mitt romney. >> and listen to this story. it outraged me and everyone here all morning long. a young, 14-year-old girl. she inspired so many as a symbol
, the fbi is trying to determine whether jessica's disappearance is linked to the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in wyoming. >>> this morning we are learning dramatic new details about last month's attack in libya that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, all of this taking place ahead of a major congressional hearing set for later today. the state department says several groups of men lost a sustained assault without warning armed with machine guns, more tars, rocket propelled grenade. state department officials are backing away from early administration claims that anger over the anti-muslim video is what sparked the rampage. major reversal there. >>> politics this morning, 27 days left until the big election in november. mitt romney joined on the campaign trail last night in ohio by new jersey governor chris christie. given the critical role that that state plays in this year's election, romney is devoting much energy there ahead of next tuesday's debate. >>> meanwhile, president obama is back in the white house, after his campaign swing through the st
parents made an emotional plea for her safe return. meanwhile, the fbi is considering whether jessica's disappearance may be linked to the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in wyoming. >>> the deadly meningitis outbreak has claimed another life, with the latest victim announced in florida overnight. that brings the total death toll to 12. at least 119 people in 10 states have come down with the deadly but noncontagious form of the disease. the rare case of fungal meningitis has been tied to contaminated steroid shots made by a specialty pharmacy in massachusetts. >>> the tsa says it is standing by the way a terminally ill passenger was treated by its agents. michelle, who is dying of leukemia, was traveling to hawaii, for perhaps the final trip of her life. she called ahead to make sure there would be no problem since she has a feeding tube these days. but agents at the seattle tacoma airport forced her to lift up her shirt and pull back bandages in full view of others. >> when somebody wants to take a trip, especially an end of life trip because you want to see your family and fr
.a.x. wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying weapons. abc news has learned he told detectives and the fbi, quote, hey, this is a game. however, officials are puzzled whether he meant the questioning or the stuff in his bags. officials are trying to figure out how he managed to fly through three countries without being stopped. >>> the meningitis outbreak linked to can tom nated steroid injections is serious. but a mixup in florida was pretty silly. governor rick scott was giving out the phone number for the state health department's meningitis hotline when he switched two numbers. callers who dialed the 866 number got hard-core phone sex line. >> that's not good. >> no. >> did you see that suit he was wearing? that was colorful. >>> time, now, for some weather across the nation. thunderstorms in the california coast to vegas, phoenix and albuquerque. showers in southeast texas and the miami area. and a mix of rain and snow near the canadian border. that will be northern minnesota to michigan. a chilly and drier day in new england to the mid-atlantic regions. >> 60s in the northeast and mi
of evidence that we could find. >> reporter: at roadblocks police and fbi agents are stopping everyone asking questions, searching cars. >> in the last couple of days, weeks, have you heard anything suspicious? >> reporter: cops are saturating the streets knocking on every door. a team of divers was sent to check a lake near jessica's house but found nothing. police are even scanning social media for clues. >> we were hoping that we were going to get anything, just a piece that was really going to steer this investigation and way, and we still are -- it's a very broad investigation. we just don't have that piece yet. >> reporter: jessica left home friday morning to meet up with friends for the walk to school, but the girl with the pink and purple glasses never arrived. her school called home, but her mother, sarah, who works nights and was asleep, missed the call. she woke that afternoon to a nightmare. by the time she called police, jessica had been missing eight hours. investigators are now reviewing recent calls for possible connections. they note that just two weeks ago, jessica's school
march. >>> and if you get a strange-looking $100 bill, there's a good chance it was stolen. the fbi says a large amount of these newly-designed bills, they won't say how many, were stolen from a plane in philadelphia. the bills have a sophisticated design to prevent counterfeiting. but they don't go into circulation until next year. >>> and finally, a crowning achievement for the florida girl who made state history to become the first girl to play quarterback in a football game. erin demilio was crowned homecoming queen. she was dressed in her uniform. the homecoming king was one of her teammates. she got a corsage and stuck it in her wristband. south plantation high won, 18-0. they are undefeated for the record. >> love her. thank you, ron. >>> politics, now. and t-minus three days until the next presidential debate. as the candidates get ready this morning, team obama is recruiting celebrity help. team romney is attacking what was supposed to be this president's greatest asset, foreign policy. it's "your voice, your vote." and abc's david kerley is in washington this morning. david, go
a bulletproof vest and carrying weapons. abc news learned that he told detectives and the fbi, hey this is a game. however, the officials are puzzled whether he meant the questioning or the stuff in his checked baggage. and officials are still trying to figure out how he managed to fly from china to korea to japan and on to los angeles without being stopped by security. >>> a plea deal reach in the case of a colorado student shot after she wandered into a house drunk. zoe ripple pleaded getty to felony trespassing. her record will be wiped clean if she stays out of trouble. the colorado university student claims sunny was given a date rape drug the night she ended up inside the stranger's house. >> really scary things can happen p it is so important to keep -- your bearings about you. and -- and really be conscious of what you are doing and what other people are doing. >> ripple was shot in the hip after she showed of in the homeowner's bedroom and was repeatedly warned to leave. the homeowner was not charged. >>> two people are dead after a parking garage collapsed on the campus o
scene, turned out to be pretty difficult. took the fbi three weeks to reach the location and gather evidence from there. it's been about a month. i know the white house has promised to bring justice but hasn't spelled anything in particular out. so i think they're waiting for facts to roll in, which are rolling in very slowly at this point. >> slowly. >> look for that to play a role in foreign policy debate. coming up too. >>> also we are hearing from an unrepentant jerry sandusky, a judge is expected to send him to prison for the rest of his life. sandusky released a defiant jailhouse statement to a penn state radio station, declaring his innocence and blaming it on a conspiracy, by lying, accusers, investigators and the media. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster. they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> sandusky will be sentenced on 45 counts of child sex abuse. at least six of his victims plan to take the stand to ask the judge for the harshest possible punishment.
for her killer. abc's clayton sandell tells us how the fbi is hoping to break this case open. >> reporter: officers are searching fields, ravines and neighborhoods near where a body was discovered late wednesday. sources tell abc news, the remains belong to 10-year-old jessica ridgeway, who vanished a week ago, walking to school in nearby westminster. but a frustrating lack of suspects is now prompting investigators to release a profile of who they believe committed this gruesome crime. >> that would be your boss, your friend, and ultimately could be your family member. >> reporter: the new profile by the behavioral analysis unit says the likely suspect is probably male. and may have missed work or suddenly left town. he may have already changed his appearance. or gotten rid of his car. abc news has learned investigators are focusing on cell phone towers near jessica's home, where her backpack was found, and where the remains were discovered. if a phone number registered at all three towers, it could led to a suspect. >> we all have children of her own. and it could have been our child. >
did not get the message for eight hours. only then did she call police. fbi agents and police are still urgently going door-to-door. they even asked william kessel to search a locked room to make sure jessica wasn't inside. she wasn't. >> they have to rule that room out. >> reporter: we're now going into the fifth day since jessica failed to show up here at school. and in that exclusive video, investigators and her family want you to see her face and hear her voice, hoping that someone will provide this case the break that it needs. we also expect to hear from jessica's family for the first time later today. george? amy? >> clayton, thanks very much. >>> we're going to turn, now, to the shocking moment at sunday's nfl game in kansas city. some hometown fans actually cheered when the chief's quarterback was knocked flat with an injury. and one of his teammates is fighting back, comparing the hecklers to the crowds at the coliseum in roam. and this sparked a lot of soul-searching in kansas city. >> a lot of people wondering what happened there. kansas city fans critical of matt
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